Highwheels and Tweed Rides with Dan Bolwell

Monday, 13 May 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Val and Faith take to the airwaves this morning with studio guest Dan Bolwell, a penny farthing builder and organiser of the Melbourne Tweed Ride. Val's dulcet tones share a quote from Gurdon S Leete before we all share our bicycle moments, including an appreciation of petrichor. 

We race through some items of local news including: a detour for the La Trobe Street bike lane users over the coming month, City of Melbourne's plans for Exhibition St and their Draft Transport Strategy requiring your input, and a recent article with some curious claims about the causes of cycling deaths. 

Talk turns to Penny Farthing's and Dan takes us through how he developed a passion for the machines, the different types of customers wanting a custom built highwheel, the ways in which they are ridden and the ways in which the technology lives on today. 

We finish with a reminder that the Melbourne Tweed Ride is coming up this weekend Sunday May 19th should you be looking for an opportunity to dress up and go for a ride! We didn't have enough time to mention them but also coming up are; Bike Melbourne meeting on Tuesday 14th to work on ways to be constructively involved in the City Of Melbourne's planned changes for cyclists, consultation for LXRA's Moreland Skyrail project and an opportunity to make inut on cyclists needs, and Melburn Roobaix tickets on sale. 

Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve